57. - Assess options for a Wildlife Mitigation/Habitat Enhancement Fund

Text from the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan, 2008, Page 47

Options for such a fund are many, but should be certain to:

  • Collect a percentage of fees from drilling permits and allocate these funds by a formula based on state and federal land ownership patterns for mitigation, monitoring, and conservation.
  • Share oil and gas revenues (including those from the Outer Continental Shelf, where the drilling ban has been lifted) with the states to benefit displaced or affected wildlife.
  • Conduct necessary budgetary analysis to consider using federal and state on-shore oil and gas revenue to fund monitoring.

Assessment of Status: Incomplete

Outside of the LWCF, there is no additional options for funding.

Supporting documentation and findings

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